Black Confederates

Black Confederates

Ex-Slave Success

Mansions symbolized success of ex-slave, descendants By GEORGE ZEPP Wednesday, 09/20/06 As young boys in the early 1940s, my friends and I would pass on walks an impressive mansion that took up half a city block at 16th Avenue North and Heiman Street. A shiny black limo with an open seat in front for a [...]

Ex-Slave Success2017-03-25T00:30:23+00:00

Proud of Collier

Proud of Holt Collier and Greenville To the editor: I have never been as proud of, and especially for, Greenville as I was on Feb. 28 while I attended the dedication ceremony for the long-awaited grave marker of the former ex-slave and Confederate Army calvaryman Holt Collier. This amazing man transcended social and racial barriers [...]

Proud of Collier2017-03-25T00:30:24+00:00

When Rucker Called The Roll

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 When Rucker Called the Roll — A Soldier’s Story By Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. Writer, Speaker, Author of book, looking to republish “When America Stood for God, Family and Country” and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. cjohnson1861@bellsouth.net The following should be included in American History studies in schools. Mrs. [...]

When Rucker Called The Roll2017-03-25T00:49:08+00:00

Soldier & Servant

The Line Between Soldier and Servant October 1909. Black History Month and Civil War Memory The Line Between Soldier and Servant It is often difficult to distinguish the dividing line between soldier and servant, for in many instances the line was blurred by the realities of war, the needs of the moment and the sentiments [...]

Soldier & Servant2017-03-25T00:23:22+00:00

Black Facts

    Black Confederates - Some Facts 1. We know that 750,000 men served in the Confederate armed forces. We know that United States Army Surgeon Dr. Lewis Steiner observed Jackson's ANV Corps march through Frederick, Maryland in 1862, and he stated that "Over 3,000 Negroes must be included in this number. These were clad in [...]

Black Facts2017-03-25T00:30:26+00:00

Blacks at War

Black Confederates Sunday, March 04, 2007 grayraider@military.com Well, another February, Black History Month, has come and gone. There were plenty of opportunities during this shortest month of the year to hear all about the civil rights movement, and “Roots”, and “Glory”, and “buffalo soldiers”. But, somehow that other side – that embarrassing Confederate side – [...]

Blacks at War2017-03-25T00:29:49+00:00

Ceremony

Ceremony honors black soldier's place in history The final chapter of Albert Anderson's life unfolded in a church cemetery Saturday, when the Botetourt Artillery, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1701, marked his grave - 82 years after he died. At least three generations of Andersons from central and Southwest Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Washington, D.C., [...]

Ceremony2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Amos Rucker Remembered

Amos Rucker - A Soldier Remembered By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Author of When America stood for God, Family and Country. 1064 West Mill Drive Kennesaw, Georgia 30152 Phone: 770 428 0978 Remember the American soldier's who defend our great nation. A article recently appeared in a Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper about Wary Clyburn, a [...]

Amos Rucker Remembered2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Memorials

Black History Month and “Civil War Memory” by Bill Vallante Black Confederates Memorialized It has become quite fashionable to poke fun at the slaves who remained loyal, if one can bring oneself to admit that any were. And it is equally fashionable to castigate whites who expressed their thanks for that loyalty. It is the [...]

Memorials2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Enlistment

CONFEDERATE NEGRO ENLISTMENTS No circumstances connected with the late war caused more surprise, perhaps, than the general conduct of the slave population of the South during the whole contest. This surprise was common to the people of both sections, for there were few persons at the North who did not expect, and at the South [...]

Enlistment2017-03-25T00:29:51+00:00